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Our SOC News section is devoted to share the latest information in spine health and overall wellness.  Through our SOC News page, we provide the latest news on spine and orthopedic care, advise from our doctors and all kinds of information aimed at helping our readers improve their health.

Helpful Tips to Prepare for Back Surgery

When you are going to have surgery, many concerns may be on your mind, but by making a few preparations in advance, it can leave you free to focus on just getting well. A good [...]

Ways to Avoid Back Pain During Long Flights and Summer Travel

Supporting your spine health and reducing your pain when you travel can be a challenge. Carrying bending, lifting, and carrying heavy suitcases followed by prolonged sitting can take a toll. However, with just a little [...]

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How to Prevent and Recover from a Stress Fracture

Stress fractures are generally caused by repetitive actions or overuse, which results in a serious bruise or crack in a bone. This most often occurs in the feet or lower legs during activities such as [...]

What You Need to Know About A Broken Toe

August 6 is National Wiggle Your Toes Day, which is something many people may take for granted.  However, breaking or fracturing a toe can cause a lot of pain and discomfort, especially when wiggling.  Fracturing [...]

4 Perfect Purposes for an Orthopedic Visit

Often people seek care from an orthopedic physician for neck and back pain or injury, sports injuries, or arthritic joints, and these are only a few of the musculoskeletal conditions that affect many others. An [...]

5 Simple Steps to Reduce Injuries While Gardening

June is the month for celebrating National Gardening Week, which offers a terrific opportunity to enjoy getting out in your garden, along with the millions of other Americans who share your hobby. Additionally, gardening is [...]

Dr. Alan MacGill Named One of America’s Most Influential Podiatrists

Alan A. MacGill, DPM, our board certified foot and ankle surgeon at Spine & Orthopedic Center, has been named one of the 2017 America’s Most Influential Podiatrists.  This exclusive list of renowned DPMs is selected [...]

How Losing Weight Can Help Your Knee Pain

Approximately twenty percent of all adults in the United States suffer from knee pain, and more than two out of three Americans are overweight. One of the most common complications of being overweight is knee [...]

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month

National Arthritis Awareness Month in May is meant to raise awareness about this condition. In fact, arthritis is the number one cause of disability in the U.S., affecting one in five adults and over a [...]

Dr. Ashish Sahai, International Guest Speaker at the 17th Brazilian Congress of Spinal Surgery

Spine & Orthopedic Center is pleased to announce that our orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Ashish K. Sahai, was a guest international speaker at the 17th Brazilian Congress of Spinal Surgery held in Sao Paolo on Friday, [...]

Q&A by Elizabeth

Visit our Questions & Answers by Elizabeth Stoklosa, PA who answers all questions from patients and readers. Visit our Ask Elizabeth section here.

What are NSAIDs and how do they work?

January 27th, 2017|1 Comment

NSAID's are pain relievers such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, sodium, meloxicam and diclofenac. Most are non-prescriptive and [...]

Do epidural steroid injections just mask the pain of a herniated disc?

September 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

The gel-like material within a disk called the nucleus pulposus can bulge or rupture through a weak [...]

What is myofascial pain syndrome and trigger points?

August 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder. In myofascial pain syndrome, when pressure is applied to [...]

Helpful Tips to Prepare for Back Surgery

August 9th, 2017|0 Comments

When you are going to have surgery, many concerns may be on your mind, but by making [...]

Ways to Avoid Back Pain During Long Flights and Summer Travel

August 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Supporting your spine health and reducing your pain when you travel can be a challenge. Carrying bending, [...]

How to Prevent and Recover from a Stress Fracture

July 5th, 2017|1 Comment

Stress fractures are generally caused by repetitive actions or overuse, which results in a serious bruise or [...]

What You Need to Know About A Broken Toe

July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

August 6 is National Wiggle Your Toes Day, which is something many people may take for granted.  [...]